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RAHUL DA CUNHA NEWS

  • Will you vote for my GG Party?

    Will you vote for my GG Party?

    I have strong political leanings. For one year I was on the committee of my building co-operative society

  • 'Timepass' in the toilet

    'Timepass' in the toilet

    My favourite place in a multiplex theatre is the men’s toilet. No no, it’s not what you think

  • I Am Incredible India

    I Am Incredible India

    I am Hampi. I am Hardiwar. I am Hastinapur. I am Hawa Mahal. I am the Harmandir Sahib. I am the Sanchi Stupas, I am the Sun Temple of Konarak

  • Make in USA

    Make in USA

    So PM Modiji is back from a triumphant US trip to visit Jayalalithaa in jail and start the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign with Sachin

  • Finding Deepika and other fun stories

    Finding Deepika and other fun stories

    It's been an action-packed fortnight. The Incheon games are underway, and luncheons at the White House are being prepared, even though Modiji is fasting

  • Hello, is that Mr daChuna speaking?

    Hello, is that Mr daChuna speaking?

    How rude was this Rahul guy? How was he to know that this particular phone call to him had been the last in the line of many?

  • My name is Raahul

    My name is Raahul

    So with the stock market hitting new highs under Modiji and Jaitley saab, I decided to meet my investment manager

  • Aata majhi satakli

    Aata majhi satakli

    You're going mad now. I can feel it. Singham Returns. And so does our beloved Lord Ganeshji.

  • Change.org to Change.arrgh!

    Change.org to Change.arrgh!

    It all started quite seriously. Nirbhaya was followed by the Shakti Mills incident. Crime and rape were on the rise

  • Have we lost our sense of humour?

    Have we lost our sense of humour?

    It’s the ultimate irony. As our country gets more laughable, we’re completely losing our sense of humour. Not a day passes when people in power — politics, religion, sport, you name it — unerringly seem to make an absolute fool of themselves

  • RIP, Roaring Comedian

    RIP, Roaring Comedian

    Robin Williams. Oh Mork from outer space. O Captain! My Captain! I’m so sorry about this. It was so unexpected, so
    utterly tragic

  • Child of war

    Child of war

    I am Gaza. I am Palestine. I am Beirut. I am Baghdad. I am Tripoli. I am Teheran. I am Tel Aviv. I am Damascus. I am damned. I am doomed

  • Mask and you shall receive

    Mask and you shall receive

    The other night Zorro, Phantom, the Lone Ranger and I went to PVR (Juhu) to watch Sallubhai's new blockbuster KICK

  • I, me, myselfie

    I, me, myselfie

    When was the first ever selfie taken? Selfologists reckon that the art of 'shooting oneself' has been practised ever since
    vanity existed

  • Statues are statutory!

    Statues are statutory!

    Enough is enough. I’m going to come right out and say it. I want a large prominent statue erected of myself, somewhere in South Mumbai

  • The stresses of the super-rich

    The stresses of the super-rich

    So another vital week is winding down. Sadly the World Cup is coming to an end

  • Live and let live (with prejudice)

    Live and let live (with prejudice)

    For years, I’ve written in restaurants. People-watching helps me build characters. Fragments of dialogue helps my prose. My usual hangouts are spaces I frequented as a teenager

  • I am 83, going on 84

    I am 83, going on 84

    It wasn't Alzheimers. It wasn't Parkinsons. It was nothing debilitating or death enhancing. No sign of cancer, no clot in the brain, his cardiovascular situation was healthy

  • Have we just lost it? (And other rhetorical questions)

    Have we just lost it? (And other rhetorical questions)

    What a week it’s been. Full of violence, ambition, politics, deceit, land grabbing

  • And they wait

    And they wait

    He comes from Virar. He comes from Vashi. He comes from the distant suburbs to South Mumbai in a train — crushed, cramped, creases being added to his already lined forehead